Podocarpus

If you’re looking to grow a beautifully distinct plant that is easy to care for then the Podocarpus is what you are looking for. This moderate grower is an adaptable plant that is capable of surviving in a variety of sites.

Scientific Name: Podocarpus macrophyllus

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This hardy plant can be placed in the sun or shade and will be low maintenance for your landscape. Despite how easy it is to care for, the Podocarpus has a lot to offer you. It has a soft-texture foliage that can be sheared as a formal hedge or left to grow more naturally, giving you plenty of options. If you let the Podocarpus grow at its naturally moderate rate then it will become thick and luxurious. It will be large enough to work as hedges, privacy screens, or cover eye-sores around the house.  The Podocarpus is salt tolerant, cold tolerant, and an evergreen making it ideal for South Florida.

Plant Specifications

  • Moderate growth
  • 5-7 feet or let it grow
  • Salt tolerant
  • Cold tolerant
  • Sun or shade

Landscape Uses

  • Hedge
  • Privacy wall
  • Camouflage for AC unit, pool equipment and more
  • Lining a sidewalk or driveway
  • Backdrop for smaller plants
  • Fence lining